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NFL Week 14, Cardinals vs. Chiefs inactives: Larry Fitzgerald, Larry Foote to play

Not a lot of surprises, but the Cards will get a boost with Larry Fitzgerald returning.

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The Arizona Cardinals have announced their seven-man inactive list for their contest against the Kansas City Chiefs this afternoon. The biggest news is that receiver Larry Fitzgerald is active and will play. After that, there aren't really any surprises because of all the injuries.

The known injured players ruled out for the game -- safety Tyrann Mathieu, running back Andre Ellington, defensive tackle Ed Stinson and guard Paul Fanaika are inactive.

After that, defensive end Kareem Martin, guard/center Anthony Steen and defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu round out the list.

As has already been discussed, Tony Jefferson will play Mathieu's snaps and Jonathan Cooper will get his first NFL start at left guard. Ted Larsen moves over to the right side to play in place if Fanaika. Stepfan Taylor will get the start for Ellington.

How much will Fitz play? That is the question. Likewise, how will the split of carries go between Taylor and Marion Grice?

Linebacker Larry Foote, who has played all but one snap all season, is active and will start. He suffered a foot injury that had him miss practice on Wednesday and limited him in practice on Friday.

Kansas City will have a former Cardinals player inactive -- cornerback Jamell Fleming.

Their list includes Fleming, quarterback Aaron Murray, center Eric Kush, offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, receiver Junior Hemingway, tight end Richard Gordon and defensive end Allen Bailey.

Hemingway and Bailey are out because of concussions.

The one change in the starting lineup will be Vance Walker stepping for the injured Bailey at defensive end.